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The BITSAVERS.ORG Documents Library: Tektronix

Tektronix, Inc. is an American company best known for manufacturing test and measurement devices such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and video and mobile test protocol equipment. In November 2007, Danaher Corporation acquired Tektronix as a subsidiary.

The company traces its roots to the electronics revolution that immediately followed World War II. The company’s founders C. Howard Vollum and Melvin J. "Jack" Murdock invented the world’s first triggered oscilloscope in 1946, a significant technological breakthrough. Tektronix was incorporated in 1946 with its headquarters at SE Foster Road and SE 59th Avenue in Portland, Oregon.[4] In 1947 there were 12 employees, and 250 in 1951. By 1950 the company began building a manufacturing facility in Washington County, Oregon, at Barnes Road and the Sunset Highway, and expanded the facility by 1956 to 80,000 square feet (7,000 m2). The company then moved its headquarters to this site, following an employee vote.

In 1956, a large piece of property in nearby Beaverton became available, and the company’s employee retirement trust purchased the land and leased it back to the company. Construction began in 1957 and on May 1, 1959 Tektronix moved into its new Beaverton headquarters campus,[4] on a 313-acre (1.27 km2) site which came to be called the Tektronix Industrial Park.[5] The company's IPO, when it publicly sold its first shares of stock, was on September 11, 1963.[citation needed] In 1974, the company acquired 256 acres (1.0 km2) in Wilsonville, Oregon where it built a facility for its imaging group. By 1976, the company employed nearly 10,000, and was the state’s largest employer. Tektronix's 1956 expansion and, in 1962, Electro Scientific Industries' similar move to Washington County and expansion are credited with fostering the development of a large high-tech industry in Washington County, a number of firms which collectively are often referred to as the "Silicon Forest".

For many years, Tektronix was the major electronics manufacturer in Oregon, and in 1981, its U.S. payroll peaked at over 24,000 employees. Tektronix also had operations in Europe, South America and Asia. European factories were located in Saint Peter's, Guernsey (then in the European Free Trade Association) until 1990, Hoddesdon (North London, UK) and Heerenveen, Netherlands (then in the European Common Market).

For many years, Tektronix operated in Japan as Sony-Tektronix, a 50-50 joint venture of Sony Corporation and Tektronix, Inc; this was due to Japanese trade restrictions at the time. Since then, Tektronix has bought out Sony's share and is now the sole owner of the Japanese operation.

Some former Tektronix employees left to create other successful "Silicon Forest" companies. Spin-offs include Mentor Graphics, Planar Systems, Floating Point Systems, Cascade Microtech, Merix Corporation, Anthro Corporation and Northwest Instrument Systems (NWIS) - later renamed to MicroCase. Even some of the spin-offs have created spin-offs, such as InFocus.

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data 95
program 80
tektronix 80
command 59
input 56
file 48
signal 44
voltage 43
display 42
applications library 41
sweep 39
graphic 33
terminal 33
system 32
trigger 31
circuit 30
character 27
hard copy 27
output 27
power supply 27
user 27
users 27
time base 26
deflection factor 25
emulator 24
interface 23
memory 23
probe 23
mhz 22
rom pack 22
type 22
cursor 21
vertical 21
option 20
series applications 19
software 19
tekniques 19
color 18
commands 18
control 18
mode 18
graphic system 17
print 17
rom 17
series 17
assembler 16
board 16
crt 16
device 16
electrical parts 16
operating system 16
oscilloscope 16
semicond 16
amplifier 15
gpib 15
graphics 15
installation 15
processor 15
program memory 15
tektronix type 15
address 14
byte 14
front panel 14
host 14
host computer 14
deflection 13
disk 13
emulator processor 13
file manager 13
manual 13
net weight 13
object code 13
pin 13
replaceable electrical 13
circuit board 12
plot 12
prototype 12
vertical deflection 12
continuously variable 11
error 11
hard disk 11
mfr code 11
plotter 11
programming 11
rev 11
shipping weight 11
applications 10
ascii program 10
calibrated 10
group news 10
instruction manual 10
power cord 10
sales prices 10
semicond device 10
string 10
text 10
user group 10
alpha 9
amplitude 9
ckt 9
ckt board 9
code mfr 9
copy unit 9
data acquisition 9
musdu 9
obd 9
prototype control 9
segment 9
tape 9
writing speed 9
computer 8
control character 8
dialog area 8
frequency 8
general description 8
pascal 8
pulse 8
reh 8
rise time 8
source 8
specifics 8
workspace 8
alpha mode 7
ascii 7
buffer 7
characters 7
description mfr 7
files 7
included accessories 7
input impedance 7
input voltage 7
mdp 7
mechanical specifications 7
menu 7
module 7
power module 7
series graphic 7
specifics users 7
sweep rate 7
syntax 7
trigger trace 7
triggering 7
abstract 6
block 6
cathode 6
cathode follower 6
circuit schem 6
control probe 6
crt readout 6
disk drive 6
domestic shipping 6
editor 6
emulator specifics 6
guide 6
high voltage 6
instrument 6
invalid 6
local tektronix 6
macro 6
max input 6
oooo oooo 6
parameter 6
parts 6
parts list 6
prices fob 6
programs 6
ram 6
readout 6
rear panel 6
rom packs 6
stl 6
subroutine 6
system users 6
unit 6
users manual 6
acquisition 5
acquisition interface 5
approx 5
assembly language 5
cable 5
calibrated sweep 5
call 5
code 5
command character 5
command dictionary 5
command file 5
command reference 5
component number 5
computer graphics 5
configuration 5
copy 5
crosshair cursor 5
current 5
data base 5
data bus 5
data communication 5
data communications 5
directory 5
disc 5
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From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1969
Topics: type, mhz, input, deflection, probe, sweep, approx, signal, calibrated, accessories, time base,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: scope :: 070-3831-00 2465svc Oct84
Topics: signal, circuit, readout, display, trigger, vertical, control, voltage, sweep, board, circuit...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1981
Topics: mhz, input, option, probe, sweep, trigger, display, tektronix, voltage, signal, time base, writing...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1965 #24
Topics: type, sweep, input, unit, nsec, calibrated, risetime, probe, oscilloscope, tektronix, time base,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: scope :: 070-6019-01 2465aSvc May87
Topics: trigger, readout, circuit, signal, voltage, vertical, control, display, semicond, input, attaching...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1979
Topics: mhz, input, sweep, option, display, probe, trigger, voltage, crt, khz, time base, rise time,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 405x :: 070-2286-00 4051 Service Vol2 May77
Topics: signal, semicond, obd, data, gnd, mfr, stl, wire, ckt, device, semicond device, rndm acs, dyn rndm,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 402x :: 070-2832-00 4027 Service Manual Vol 2 Jan1980
Topics: ram, semicond, dynamic, bololoo, ckt, mfr, board, obd, device, cer, dynamic ram, semicond semicond,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1968
Topics: type, mhz, input, deflection, probe, sweep, approx, unit, accessories, calibrated, time base,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1978
Topics: mhz, input, display, probe, sweep, option, voltage, trigger, crt, frequency, time base, rise time,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1962 #21
Topics: type, sweep, input, tektronix, unit, calibrated, nsec, vertical, signal, oscilloscope, tektronix...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1964 #23
Topics: type, sweep, input, unit, risetime, signal, calibrated, nsec, vertical, oscilloscope, time base,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1966-04 #25
Topics: type, sweep, mhz, input, deflection, calibrated, probe, unit, signal, trigger, time base,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 405x :: fiche :: 4051 Firmware :: RAMMAP-UTILS
Topics: ffi, mil, nmi, imi, ldx, ook, stk, lilt, lis
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1960-06 #19
Topics: type, sweep, amplifier, input, triggering, trigger, vertical, tektronix, signal, voltage, time...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1971
Topics: type, input, mhz, display, sweep, signal, oscilloscope, probe, deflection, tektronix, time base,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: scope :: 070-3829-00 2445svc Jan83
Topics: signal, circuit, readout, trigger, display, vertical, sweep, voltage, control, location, circuit...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 401x :: 070-1461-01 4012 Computer Display Terminal Service Manual Jul 1973
Topics: display, terminal, alpha, character, signal, cursor, circuit, voltage, mode, data, hard copy, alpha...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 85xx :: 856x :: 070-4759-00 8560 8561 8562 Service Mar84
Topics: board, disk, test, error, data, memory, bus, msc, lop, disk drive, flexible disk, hard disk,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 405x :: 070-2065-00 4051 Service Vol1 May77
Topics: data, address, signal, tape, voltage, peripheral, control, interrupt, memory, hard copy, oooo oooo,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: logicAnal :: 070-4342-01 1240svcVol1 Jan87
Topics: data, test, trigger, acquisition, ram, clock, error, processor, rom, circuitry, control processor,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: concepts :: 062-1056-00 Oscilloscope Trigger Circuits Feb69
Topics: trigger, input, sweep, amplifier, delay, circuit, pulse, output, signal, frequency, input...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1973
Topics: mhz, input, sweep, display, oscilloscope, probe, crt, storage, signal, order, time base, prices...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1959-05 #18
Topics: type, sweep, amplifier, tektronix, oscilloscope, triggering, vertical, voltage, calibrated, input,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: scope :: 070-5857-00 24x5aOptions Jun87
Topics: circuit, buffer, trigger, option, input, options, parts, board, pin, instrument, options service,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1957-03 #15
Topics: type, sweep, amplifier, vertical, voltage, deflection, input, trigger, oscilloscope, output,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: scope :: 070-4182-00 2465dmmSvc Nov85
Topics: dmm, option, circuit, gnd, schem, input, board, buffer, pin, location, buffer board, circuit schem,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 405x :: 070-2839-00 4054 Service Schematics Feb80
Topics: signal, cer, gnd, microcircuit, parts, fxd, schematics, board, obd, schematic, microcircuit...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1974
Topics: mhz, input, display, sweep, crt, probe, signal, oscilloscope, voltage, output, time base,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: tm500 :: 070-2296-00 SC504 Apr78
Topics: switch, signal, trigger, input, sweep, triggering, vertical, crt, semicond, ckt, semicond device,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1975
Topics: mhz, input, sweep, display, probe, crt, oscilloscope, voltage, signal, option, time base, writing...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Telequipment Catalog 1973-01
Topics: sweep, deflection, approx, telequipment, oscilloscope, input, mhz, crt, steps, bandwidth, time...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1980
Topics: mhz, input, probe, sweep, trigger, display, voltage, option, khz, frequency, time base, rise time,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: scope :: 070-6873-00 2465bSvc Sep89
Topics: voltage, readout, circuit, signal, trigger, display, control, output, sweep, pin, circuit schem,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 85xx :: 8540 :: 070-3939-00 8540 System Users Manual OS40 Ver 1 Oct83
Topics: program, command, memory, emulator, prom, users, data, address, system, byte, system users, prom...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 463x :: 070-1831-02 4631 Service Nov79
Topics: obd, stl, copy, semicond, voltage, ckt, signal, board, ramp, mfr, ckt board, hard copy, copy unit,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: scope :: 070-6860-00 2465bOper Oct90
Topics: trigger, signal, operators, mode, sweep, input, display, vertical, channel, readout, performance...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1976
Topics: mhz, input, probe, sweep, display, crt, voltage, trigger, frequency, signal, time base, rise time,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: logicAnal :: 070-4717-01 1240svcVol2 Oct88
Topics: circuit, res, signal, location, schematic, semicond, processor, board, brz, ohm, brz gld, schematic...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 405x :: fiche :: 4051 Firmware :: GRAF-MTCTL
Topics: ami, mat, fob, aaa, set, iec, buffer, ldx, pointer, iec bus
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1958-05 #17
Topics: type, sweep, amplifier, tektronix, oscilloscope, vertical, input, voltage, triggering, deflection,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1970
Topics: type, mhz, input, sweep, probe, signal, deflection, display, oscilloscope, pulse, time base, net...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 401x :: 070-2303-00 4014 4015 Service Mar79
Topics: character, display, terminal, signal, mode, voltage, circuit, control, alpha, esc, hard copy, high...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: concepts :: 062-1098-00 Oscilloscope Sweep Circuits Jun69
Topics: sweep, voltage, generator, grid, multi, circuit, ramp, cathode, current, trigger, sweep generator,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 85xx :: 856x :: 070-4272-00 MSDU Text Processing Pkg Feb82
Topics: text, troff, musdu, processing, users, package, output, font, input, macro, text processing,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 800x :: 070-2711-00 8002 svc Jun81
Topics: option, cer, ram, dynamic, system, processor, module, memory, emulator, address, dynamic ram,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: concepts :: 062-0888-01 Power Supplies Apr69
Topics: voltage, current, output, circuit, power, supply, grid, diode, load, rectifier, power supply,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 411x :: 061-2564-01 4114 HostPgmg Feb83
Topics: command, host, terminal, block, segment, characters, mode, commands, data, graphic, block mode,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 404x :: gpibSeminar
Topics: gpib, instrument, data, instruments, interface, device, controller, tektronix, corp, power supply,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Television Products 1972-03
Topics: signal, color, amplitude, subcarrier, sync, phase, pal, luminance, mhz, pulse, test signal, signal...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 405x :: fiche :: 4051 Firmware :: DIMSUB-GRAF
Topics: ffi, mil, ffl, imn, jff, jst, iii, oooog, tic
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 44xx :: 4300 Series 1988 Catalog
Topics: graphics, byte, workstations, color, tektronix, option, workstation, series, tek, mhz, graphics...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: tm500 :: 070-1786-02 TM506 Jun80
Topics: des, les, die, obd, und, tektronix, pour, stl, rear, les rails, circuit board, sur les, power...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 85xx :: 856x :: 061-2581-00 8560 MSDU Service Manual Dec81
Topics: musdu, board, cer, disc, test, error, fxd, ram, iop, musdu service, microcircuit microcircuit, pms...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 405x :: 070-2058-01 PLOT 50 Introduction to Programming in BASIC Sep1978
Topics: program, print, data, programming, sep, rev, statement, plot, matrix, numeric, programming rev,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: tm500 :: 070-1622-01 SG503 Oct86
Topics: output, amplitude, frequency, circuit, pin, tektronix, signal, voltage, rev, harmonic, output...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Telequipment Catalog 1971-07 #5
Topics: telex, approx, sweep, deflection, phone, triggering, input, crt, bnc, mhz, megohm paralleled, time...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: tm500 :: 070-2693-00 DM502A Feb79
Topics: voltage, input, pin, check, display, volts, low, mesures, les, rev, front panel, rear interface,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 411x :: 070-3892-00 4110-Series CmdRef Sep83
Topics: command, terminal, invalid, commands, syntax, parameter, segment, host, series, color, command...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 401x :: 070-1183-01 Rev B 4010 Maintenance Manual Apr 1976
Topics: display, signal, semicond, terminal, alpha, circuit, character, data, mode, bololoo, hard copy,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 404x :: 070-3918-00 4041 sysCtlrOper Jul82
Topics: tape, program, gpib, test, rom, data, interface, manual, system, key, front panel, program...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: tm500 :: 070-1582-00 AM502 Sep75
Topics: input, gain, gnd, signal, output, tektronix, obd, adjust, semicond, mfr, input gnd, step gain, test...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: concepts :: 062-1009-00 Semiconductor Device Measurements Apr69
Topics: current, voltage, collector, transistor, base, reverse, emitter, resistance, curve, diode, base...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 85xx :: 856x :: 070-4730-00 TNIX System Users Manual Version 2 Aug83
Topics: command, file, tnix, system, commands, users, files, series, directory, program, series system,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 85xx :: Tek 1982
Topics: option, prototype, emulator, program, processor, software, probe, control, tektronix,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: MDP User Group :: MDP User Group News V2N1 Jun83
Topics: software, user, tektronix, assembler, pascal, mdp, manual, users, rompatch, product, user group,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: tm500 :: 070-1582-01 AM502 Oct86
Topics: input, gain, signal, amplifier, offset, khz, output, pushbutton, voltage, vertical amplifier, step...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1956-03 #14
Topics: type, sweep, amplifier, oscilloscope, voltage, trigger, vertical, output, tektronix, input,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Abridged Catalog 1962-02
Topics: type, nsec, sweep, calibrated, oscilloscope, risetime, price, vertical, tektronix, delay, power...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 402x :: 070-1617-00 4023 Computer Display Terminal Service Manual May81
Topics: cursor, character, data, display, terminal, keyboard, nand, signal, ckt, nand gate, control...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: logicAnal :: 070-8485-09 DAS 9200 User Manual
Topics: system, das, module, file, menu, user, software, manual, modules, data, user manual, das system,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 405x :: 070-2056-01 4050 ref Jul79
Topics: statement, numeric, data, graphic, program, string, device, variable, character, rev, series...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 405x :: 070-2270-00 4051 GPIB HW Supp Jul81
Topics: data, gpib, interface, device, byte, peripheral, address, nrfd, handshake, hardware, peripheral...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: 404x :: 070-3917-01 4041 System Controller Programmers Reference Dec1985
Topics: statement, data, program, string, function, error, numeric, input, device, print, logical unit,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document.tektronix :: tm500 :: 070-1583-01 PG505 Dec81
Topics: pulse, output, duration, circuit, amplitude, semicond, tektronix, voltage, period, rev, pulse...